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INTL0477

How EL NORTE Became the S.West

How El Norte Became the Southwest
In this course we will study the political and cultural transformation of Northern Mexican/ Southwestern borderlands. Themes and issues will include: Mexican conceptions of frontier, constructions of identity by Tejanos, Californios, and Hispanos, the history of the Mexican American War, demographic transformation, and the role of dispossession and Americanization in cultural change. We will focus on close readings of texts such as: Maria Ruiz de Burton's The Squatter and the Don, The Life and Times of Juaquin Murrieta, Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona, and the screenplay of the movie Lone Star. This course is equivalent to AMST 0477. (Approval required) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
International Studies
Department:
Prog in International Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP HIS NOR SOC
Equivalent Courses:
AMST0250 *
AMST0477

Sections

Spring 2010

INTL0477A-S10 Seminar (Lint)